Franz Liszt Biography

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a 19th century composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher who became well-known throughout Europe for his excellent piano performing skills.

Franz Liszt was born on October 22, 1811, in the village of Raiding (Hungarian: Doborján) in the Kingdom of Hungary, then part of the Habsburg Empire (and since 1920 also part of Austria), in Sopron County (German: Ödenburg). Liszt was the only child of Adam Liszt and Anna Lager. Anna Lager was half Austrian and half Bavarian. Liszts god-parents were Magyars: Franciscus Zambothy and Julianna Szalay. Liszt was baptized Franciscus, the Latin version of the name Franz or Ferenc. The main language in that region was German, while only a small minority could speak and understand Hungarian. For official purposes Latin was used. Children had only had lessons in Hungarian since 1835. Liszt himself became fluent in German, French and Italian. He also had some knowledge of English, but his knowledge of Hungarian was very poor. In the early 1870s, when all people living in Hungary were forced to learn Hungarian, Liszt also tried to learn it, but after some lessons he gave up.

The issue of Liszt's nationality Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Franz Liszt
Nationality:
Kingdom of Hungary
Profession:
Composer, Priest, Pianist, Virtuoso, Film Score Composer
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1811
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
July 31, 1886
Age at Death:
74
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
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